20 Bible Verses About Friendships Ending
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about friendships ending. Friendship doesn’t last forever. You may have heard the popular parlance that says that 20 kids can not floppy for 20 years. We all can’t be together forever. When life happens, friendship will end naturally.
Meanwhile, there are some friendships that should end if we truly want to succeed. There are some relationships that must die for us to grow in life. Abraham and Lot had to go separate ways for the covenant of God to begin to manifest in the life of Abraham. If the two of them had stayed together, it would be hard for Abraham to come into the fulfillment of God’s plan for his life.
Similarly in our lives, we must put an end to some friends for us to grow. Although some of them can be very painful. However, it is for the best. The scripture said what fellowship does light have with darkness, and what fellowship does good have with evil? The two of them must be separated. This is exactly how some friendships are. While you carry the light of the kingdom, there are some friends you go out with that are not exactly the same as you. They operate in another realm and until you free yourself from them they will continue to limit your growth in life.
Until the light shines, darkness will continue to prevail. As long as you are with this kind of friend, you will only toil day and night nothing significant will come out of it. When your friendship with someone you hold dear is ending, it might be painful at first, but in the end, it is all joy. We have compiled a list of 20 Bible verses about friendships ending. You will understand why some friendships must end and why you should let go.
1. 1 Corinthians 15:33-34
Don’t be fooled: “Bad friends will ruin good habits.” Come back to your right way of thinking and stop sinning. Some of you don’t know God. I say this to shame you.
2. Matthew 5:29-30
If your right eye makes you sin, take it out and throw it away. It is better to lose one part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell. If your right hand makes you sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
3. Psalm 101:5-6
I will destroy the one who secretly slanders a friend. I will not allow the proud and haughty to prevail. My eyes are looking at the faithful of the land, so they may live with me; The one who lives a life of integrity will serve me.
4. Proverbs 16:28-29
A bad man spreads trouble. One who hurts people with bad talk separates good friends. A man who hurts people tempts his neighbor to do the same, and leads him in a way that is not good.
5. Psalm 109:2-5
for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.
6. Psalm 41:5-9
My enemies say bad things about me. They ask, “When will he die and be forgotten?” If they come to see me, they don’t say what they are really thinking. They come to gather a little gossip and then go to spread their rumors. Those who hate me whisper about me. They think the worst about me. They say, “He did something wrong. That is why he is sick. He will never get well.” My best friend, the one I trusted, the one who ate with me even he has turned against me.
7. Proverbs 1:10-13
My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder.”
8. Proverbs 26:24-26
Evil people say things to make themselves look good, but they keep their evil plans a secret. What they say sounds good, but don’t trust them. They are full of evil ideas. They hide their evil plans with nice words, but in the end, everyone will see the evil they do.
9. Psalm 12:2
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
10. 1 Corinthians 5:11-12
But now I am writing to you to stop associating with any so-called brother if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. You must even stop eating with someone like that. After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are in the community, aren’t you?
11. Proverbs 22:24-25
Do not be a friend of one who has a bad temper, and never keep company with a hothead, or you will learn his ways and set a trap for yourself.
12. Proverbs 14:6-7
Anyone who makes fun of wisdom will never find it, but knowledge comes easily to those who understand its value. Stay away from fools, there is nothing they can teach you.
13. Proverbs 13:19-21
A fulfilled desire is sweet to the soul, but turning from evil is disgusting to fools. Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer. Disaster hunts down sinners, but righteous people are rewarded with good.
14. Proverbs 6:27-28
Can a man scoop fire into his bosom without burning his clothes? Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet?
15. Psalm 1:1-4
Great blessings belong to those who don’t listen to evil advice, who don’t live like sinners, and who don’t join those who make fun of God. Instead, they love the Lord’s teachings and think about them day and night. So they grow strong, like a tree planted by a stream— a tree that produces fruit when it should and has leaves that never fall. Everything they do is successful. But the wicked are not like that. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
16. Psalm 26:3-5
I always remember your faithful love. I depend on your faithfulness. I don’t run around with troublemakers. I have nothing to do with hypocrites. I hate being around evil people. I refuse to join those gangs of crooks.
17. Proverbs 17:9
Whoever forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever keeps bringing up the issue separates the closest of friends.
18. Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves you all the time, but a brother was born to help in times of trouble.
19. Matthew 26:14-16
“Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.”
20. 2 Samuel 15:10
“Then Absalom sent secret messengers throughout the tribes of Israel to say, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpets, then say, ‘Absalom is king in Hebron.”